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in november than they did last year. the total u.s. retail sales increased 4 1/2% for the same period. >> apple has begun the early stages of a television set testing. that's the word from wall street journal this morning. kaukauna's collaborating with giant tax to test designs for a large screen high-resolution tv. apple has been testing television several times for a number of years. the testing comes after apple ceo them put hinted in an interview last month of the new tv product offering may be on the horizon. we will see what comes out of that. net flicks says they've learned which in that service provider is the fastest. they did this by tracking subscriber download speeds. net flicks ranked google fiber as a speedy as internet connection and the u.s. with average down mosby's of 2.5 mb per second. the bad as it is will fiber is only available in just one place right now kansas city, attack kansas. the rest of us net flicks as horizon files ranks no. 2 at nearly 2.2 mb per second. tomcats comes at a close third. >> 611 as the time and we will be back in a couple of minutes as we
initial statements about the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi, libya. rice submitted a letter to president obam apredicting the confirmation process would be lengthy, time consuming and costly. noting the unfairness of the attacks, massachusetts senator, john kerry is now the projected frontrunner for that post. >> the unscheduled fiscal cliff meeting at the white house between president obama and babe bane is over. no word of progress. the two met for about an hour this afternoon. this was their first face-to-face talk since sunday. mr. obama and boehner have struggled to make the impasse over taxes. the president wants tax rates to rise for the top 2% of income earners, which boehner is opposed to. the deal must be reached by december 31 to avoid the fiscal cliff, which would trigger a series of tax increases and spending cuts. >> a controversial facebook posting, by sergeant carl tnchts of himself, riding through the broadway tunnel and claimed he was with others in a lamborghini, going 100 miles per hour and said they were all drunk. today the chief says he is outraged. >>
thefully -- the fiscal cliff. >>> and iran claims to have company charred a u.s. drone. why the u.s. is highly skeptical of this story. d like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bowl, my spoons! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios has whole grain and 110 delicious calories. ...more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios in multi-grain cheerios peanut butter. >>> mostly cloudy skies. some rain developing to the north. some of that will move in. the bulk of it will be in today and tomorrow. >>> developing news from syria. 29 students and a teacher were just killed in a mortar attack in a school near damascus. syrian immediate yay blames terrorists. the syrian government is often called rebels trying to overthrow the syrian regime terrorists. there's still investigations going on. >>> iran has claimed to have captured a u.s. drone. a radar image shows the image. iran says it captured the drone after it entered iranian airspace over the persian gulf. however,
noticed foreman norman r. taught to tampa after serving as commander-in-chief of u.s. central command. he was 78 years old. >> secretaries day hillary clinton is heading back to work next week. clinton's been working from home while recovering from a concussion she suffered after fainting while fighting a stomach virus. >> her return to the state farm is likely to be good news for capitol hill. clinton will testify next move for the congressional committee of the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> genetics and 20 the investigation is the sandy hook elementary school shooting massacre. >> the state medical examiner would do a complete analysis of government-that the gunman as dna. they're not looking for anything specific in the analysis and it is on likely they will find genetic clue into lanes as motive behind the shooting. >> genetics said they're genetic component to mental illness but there are many genes involved, not just a single gene or mutation. results of the dna analysis are not expected for several weeks. >> here is a live look outside at this and tell bridge
in. they only have four days to reach an agreement or the u.s. economy will go over the so- called fiscal cliff. that's when automatic tax increases and spending cuts would take effect. reaching a deal before then what be easy. right now both sides are involved in a high-stakes political blame game. >> we in washington are working while the house of representatives are out watching movies and watching the kids play soccer and basketball and doing all kinds of things. they should be here. >> i told the president i would be happy to look at whatever he proposes but the truth is we're coming against a hard deadline here. i said this is a conversation we should have had months ago. >> former president george h. w. bush is still in intensive care at a hospital in houston with a stubborn fever. the family is, that he will be out of the i see you sound. the chief of staff said supporters a note yesterday including " he would ask me to tell you please put the sharks back in the closet " the 88 year- old has been in a hospital for more than a month after first coming down with bronchitis. >
. >> on more than 300 flights had been canceled in and out of the u.s. this morning. we were crossing our fingers here in the bay area so far we have no delays here. to get you more news faster we will turn to mike pelton who is live at s f o. >> a lot of people are trying to get out early to beat the rush. but they are not having any luck. it is a lot of congestion here at as a foe. and lot of travelers are coming here and this is officially signaling the end of their holiday. thousands of passengers are headed home as they spent christmas with their family and friends. everyone that i spoke with stated that it was a perfect day. >> i went to the movies and i had drinks and i played darts with my friends. >> it's back to the daily grind. >> good nose for travelers. right now there are no delays coming in or going out as at all. this can change as whether rosa in here in san francisco and across the country. we will continue to monitor the other delays. >> a san francisco woman will be arraigned today on charges of the hit killer manslaughter that killed one pedestrian and ended at two ot
tomorrow. charlie is accused of attacking and injuring a u.s. park police officer and horse august 6th. animal care and control seized the case nine and deemed him too vicious to stay alive. more than 90,000 sign add online petition to save him. >>> police in half moon bay looking for thief or thiefs who broke into a church and made off with more than $10,000 worth of video equipment. theft happened between wednesday night and sunday afternoon. video camera, two mixers and laptop were taken. police say whoever did it, tried to steal the van. >>> spending scandal involving a strip club has caused director of the port of oakland his job. james kwan has agreed to retire this month. he's accused of running up a $4500 dinner tab at a texas strip club setting off an investigation. the port has received repayment of public funds spent on two improper period s. officials now have a new -- new set of rules, including new spending guidelines. >>> san francisco board considering legislation to expand no smoking policies in the city. land reports may be forces to tell renters if their new neighbor
: same-sex marriage. we have breaking news for you on the national. the justices of the u.s. supreme court will rule on the california proposition 8. the voter approval initiative the funding marriage between a man and woman a. sides of the debate. because the high court has same sex marriage remains on hold in california, until there is a ruling. >> this is about fundamental coverage. j. r. stone is standing by. >>pam: with reaction from both here to break down what >> because the high court has agreed to hear this case, same sex marriage remains on hold in california, until there is a ruling. the validity of same sex marriage in california has been an issue since 2004. and now we know, we will get the final word by next summer legal briefs will be filed and the case will be argued early next years. possibly in the spring. then the supreme court should issue its ruling very likely by the end of june. and we should also note the supreme court has also agreed to review the federal defense of marriage act. legal experts say agreeing to review both cases is significant. >> it indicate
, for the month of november. it was a bit of a surprise. the u.s. added 146,000 jobs last month. this drops the unemployment rate to 7.7%. if this is the lowest since december 2008. we will see how this news impacts the market is when they open and about 50 minutes, but some positive news on the jobs front. >> a month after his reelection. president obama has his highest approval rating in more than a year. an associated press poll finds that the president's rating stands at 57% to highest since may of last year. when a seals killed al qaeda leader osama bin laden. the poll also finds more americans think the nation isdirection. 42 percent say that the country is on the right track and a majority believe is likely mr. obama will improve the economy. >> the u.s. supreme court is scheduled to meet behind closed doors began today to consider reviewing the legal issues regarding same-sex marriage. that includes the challenge to california's controversial proposition 8. if the court refuses to review the prop. 8 case same-sex marriage would be legal in california and same-sex couples could marry
in stocks. it will be tough to find that holiday cheer in today's news slow. u.s. stock features are flat following the market's slide during monday's thinly traded session which was stored for a holiday. investors remain concerned that congress and the administration will be unable to break the deadlock in talks to resolve the looming fiscal cliff crisis. president obama is ending his out vacation in hawaii today to make a late bid to reach a deal before the year and. the white house that he should be back in washington tomorrow when house and senate members are expected to reconvene. new this morning a car bomb had outside the u.s. base in eastern afghanistan has killed three people and injured six civilians. afghanistan police say the blast killed a security guard and two truck drivers delivering supplies. the tal bang claims responsibility for the attack which happened after a minibus stop at a deep for a security check. the international security assistance for says the base has been secured. if sampras as the woman will be arraigned today on charges of vehicular manslaughter that ki
of the decision about whether the u.s. supreme court will take up the case of proposition 8 could come as early as this morning. we were hoping to get where friday did it not happen. they will post their decision this morning at 630. the court was scheduled to discuss the gay rights issue on friday. four justices must agree to hear the case before it can afford. if there is no decision the justices may discuss them at a future conference including one on december 7th. if they decide not to take on the issue we can wait to get word from the court as to whether there will hear the case. it struck down a marriage will resume in california. >> the national news announced the latest on the looming fiscal cliff. house minority leader nets deposing wants to vote. - vote nancy pelosi . >> with a so-called fiscal cliff and higher taxes for all americans looming. >> right now i will say we are nowhere. >> the house speaker blamed the stalemate on the obama administration. he said they are not taking republicans seriously with plans to close loopholes and limited deductions without raising taxes. >> off
in the u.s. because the pilots can fly open unexpectedly and block the driver's vision. the recall affects 2010 through 2012 chevrolet colorado and gmc kenyan midsized trucks. if the main last is not fastened, the hood could open. gm found a problem after getting too complex. the recall is expected to begin next month. the >> it's showtime for ups!. the carrier today says that this will be the peak sipping day and the busiest is history. the men and women and brown will deliver 28 million packages in the u.s.. that's about 300 parcels every second! tomorrows the deadline to make sure the chair gives will arrive by christmas eve. >> which will be wreck bacteriright back. line welcome back in the 7:14 a.m.. we are tracking the storm that has hammered the midwest overnight. here is new video coming in on the bigger box on left side here is video out of omaha, neb. where you can see heavy snow in the area. the storm is being blamed for at least three deaths. on video out kansas city, missouri who is seeing heavy rain. out of the milwaukee wisconsin area they are dealing with snow as well. >> a
social features to it streaming media service in the u.s.. >> the company confirms that the congress passed a bill that drops restrictions on sharing user's video rental history. these revisions now with president obama signature before becoming law. >> lifting the restrictions allowing net flicks his additional there was also to media outlets by facebook and twitter. >> the new feature will be available to use in the u.s. starting the new year. >> continuing to track gas price across the bay area the average price of private picture posted by mark zuckerbergs sister on a parcel that the profile of the lead. facebook marketing directors of following them posted on twitter count for more than $40,000 to sea. >> and his sister ready to it at the facebook directors and a picture was meant for france only. >> content to dry gas price across bay area the average price per gallon of regular gasoline remains at three rows in sentences col. $3.49 and oakland. $3.50 in san jose. and at $3 system to sent here in california statewide. >> to toyota settled with our orders over unintended acceler
the congressional committee on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> retired general norman schwarzlopf has died. >> he gained national attention in 1991 when he led the operation desert storm which liberated kuwait after the iraqi invasion. >> his sister says he died of complications of ammonia. >> he known as storning norman retired to tam up after serving as commander- in-chief of the u.s. central command of the year he was 79 years old. >> police in new york are searching for one as a post a man to his death on a subway platform. >> witnesses said on was talking to ourselves and pacing on the seventh train platform in queens. >> this is to push the man on to the tracks and as the train pulled into the station and then she ran away. >> plolice say the man was struck by the first card pinned down by the second period >> cannot identify the victim and are canvassing the neighborhood to find video of the want. >> we have a live look outside at the san mateo branch we will be back with more on whether >> 7:29 a.m. as the time now. here is a look from our roof cam ranh san fra
in american next year. the company is bringing production back to the u.s. for an existing line of mac commuters. he didn't say which ones or where, but he said it would cost $100 million to move production. coming up, the one billion dollars battle between apple and samsung is back in court today. we were there as they duke it out. >>> the storm system that blew through yesterday is gone but work crews in san francisco are trying to repair the damage it left behind. rain leaked through the roof and into had landmark. they are now covered by plastic and they are working to seal the building before the next round. >>> officials are trying to decide what to do about that sink hole that opened up. 15 by 15 feet and one lane disappeared. it was caused by a storm drain pipe rusting out. it is buried 23 feet below ground. officials have to decide whether to dig down and repair the pipe. >>> we saw a lot of fog as our chief meteorologist bill martin told us to expect yesterday. looks like the fog is not going. >> it is not. it lifted up. now it is low clouds and that is keeping things on the
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. and the announcement expected tomorrow from the u.s. supreme court that could have gay and lesbian couples across california what are you doing there? i making crescent bacon cheddar pinwheels. wow, i'm impressed! [ ding ] dad, the cable's out! you got that right? [ kiss ] thank you ♪ [ male announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. >> welcome back, everyone. it's 6:20. this is a live look here. traffic going on, people driving very carefully because of our stormy conditions. let me tell you about two breaking news stories involving accidents. a fatal one on interstate 280 in san francisco. at least one person dead in a three-vehicle pileup. the other is on the richmond-san rafael bridge where an overturned big rig is blocking most of the lanes. the right lane is now open eastbound. the two left lanes eastbound remain closed and there are high wind advisories for all the bridges in the
the last storms. >>> 5:10. violence in syria is taking an ominous turn. next, the action that has the u.s. giving the government there a new warning. >>> political job that new york's mayor bloomberg thinks hillary clinton would be per >>> good tuesday morning. 5:13. sutro tower camera looking at san francisco across the bay into oakland clear out there. no real rain drops right now. a few sprinkles possibly. mike says if you are in the north bay chances are better for that this morning. >>> you are about to see frightening video. an arrest warrant is out for a tv host involved in a stunt that left a chico man with severe burns while magician was per for on tv in the dominican republic. -- the host doused him with flappable cologne and his head was cover -- flammable colon his head was covered in flames, he is optimistic his face will heal with no scars his hand remains badly injured and very painful. >>> troubling signs in syria intelligence reports suggests syrian forces may be preparing to use chemical weapons on their own people. u.s. official says according to recently obtained intel
millions in funding to move forward. bloomberg is reporting one of the largest u.s. home builders has lined up 1.7 billion dollar loan from china development bank. plans call for 10,500 homes at hunter's point and 8,000 residences on treasure island. it would create two new neighborhoods in a city short on housing. >>> new school district one of 16 to be awarded federal grand. the district came in second in the nation it will receive more than 29 million dollars over the next four years. new haven won because of focus on quality personal instruction. sizes, by high-tech tools and hire inclass coaches to personal light learning. i was one of 372 district -- it was one of -- 372 districts to apply. >>> rain jackets, tights, heavier coats, chilly, the system doesn't have a lot of moisture, breezy, foggy in spots and a little light rain. we have it all, in fact, as we look outside right now, you notice the lights, live doppler, here's the light rainfall around the bay area most just dotting the landscape nothing heavy we haven't seen the cold air move in yet east bay around berkeley into san fr
the announcement this morning while meeting with u.s. troops at an air base in turkey. 400 u.s. troops will be assigned to the missiles. >>> there is a new twist in the fiscal cliff negotiation in washington, d.c.. as ktvu kilah campbell reports, going over that cliff may be the only way to reach a deal. >> reporter: dave, house speaker john boehner plans to head home today to ohio with no fiscal cliff deal in sight. the two met again at the white house last night but there is no deal on the table. and insiders say there may not be one until january. and here's why. democrats are sticking to their plan to raise taxes on the wealthy. republicans aren't backing down from extending their current tax rates and slashing spending. if neither side budges our company will tumble over the fiscal cliff until january 1st. they can all tell their constituents we tried and it didn't work but now everyone's taxes have gone up and we must compromise. a move like that irresponsible and the markets are already reacting to the possibility. more than that in my next update. live in washington kyla campb
police want your help identifying a man suspecting of robbing another u.s. bank at noon today. take a look at this bank security picture. that robbery happened at the branch on rolston avenue. the man demanded money from a teller. police say he didn't show a weapon. a sedan was seen speeding southbound but police are not sure if that car was connected. >>> dozens of people rallied outside the state building in san francisco protesting a deportation order that could break apart a family before the end of the year. jana katsuyama explain what is the activists want governor brown to do to keep such families together. >> reporter: in the cold today people rallied with songs and  signs. they are upset about the immigration and customs enforcement or i.c.e. program called secure communities which has led to the detainment and deportation of undocumented immigrants many who have not committed serious crimes. the program that critics say is tearing families apart. >> you know we're like other american families. we love each other, we support each other. >> reporter: 19-year-old dyannie is
robber was gone. and in belmont police want your help identifying a man suspecting of robbing another u.s. bank at noon today. take a look at this bank security picture. that robbery happened at the branch on rolston avenue. the man demanded money from a teller. police say he didn't show a weapon. a sedan was seen speeding southbound but police are not sure if that car was connected. >>> dozens of people rallied outside the state building in san francisco protesting a deportation order that could break apart a family before the end of the year. jana katsuyama explain what is the activists want governor brown to do to keep such families together. >> reporter: in the cold today people rallied with songs and signs. they are upset about the immigration and customs enforcement or i.c.e. program called secure communities which has led to the detainment and deportation of undocumented immigrants many who have not committed serious crimes. the program that critics say is tearing families apart. >> you know we're like other american families. we love each other, we support each other. >> reporter:
crews plan on using itch >> reporter: the u.s. caught is going to be -- using a sonar video camera this morning to search the strait where they think they will find the man. 77-year-old philip mattingly of fair oaks disappeared saturday night. he been working on a world war ii vessel from a tugboat that was docked at vallejo's mare island. police say his personal items were still on the boat and his truck is still in the parking lot. >> we don't suspect foul play. due to the fact that we did findob: mr. mattingly's vehicle, his boat and personal affects left unsecured we are fearing the would have at this point. >> reporter: -- the worst at this point. >> reporter: they are concerned his age and health may have played a role in his disappearance. divers tried to search sunday the current was too strong. they are hoping for better luck today. family and friends say, they would just like to know what happened. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> 6:03. in san francisco police on the hunt for the person who shot a man on a mission district street. officers responded to reports of multiple s
the u.s. economy $1 billion a day. >>> all right, roberta gonzales. in for paul deanno, good to see you. >> always good to see you, dana and allen. [ laughter ] >> both of you. i think you guys just allowed me it come in to dry off for a couple of days here after a soaking week. boy, today did we have plenty of precipitation around the bay area. good evening, everyone. let's go ahead to berkeley where today, nearly 9/10ths of an inch of rain fell just today alone so people were out and about with their umbrellas and everybody has been asking, what does this mean for the high sierra? this is our weather camera in the greater lake tahoe area. we did have two feet of snow above 7,000 feet but for the most part high temperatures there today was in the upper 40s. a very warm storm. but right now, it's live, it's high-def doppler radar. it's still picking up some very light precipitation. primarily around highway 101 for the evening commute. anywhere from morgan hill all the way into gilroy but that's it. the system is out of here after producing some copious amounts of rain today. a third of
-sex marriage be legal in california? the big decision the u.s. supreme court is deciding on this morning. moat moat starts right now. -- moat dash. >>> good morning. we begin with the overnight earthquake in -- mornings os on 2 starts right now. >> good morning. we begin with the overnight earthquake in japan. today's quake was felt nearly 300 feet in tokyo -- near tokyo. it did shake for several minutes. certainly rattled nerves. >> the quake did touch off a 3- foot high tsunami at a coastal city. there were no monster waves and there have been numerous aftershocks including one measuring 6.2. >>> the latest from oakland, a man at the see yum last night -- at the coliseum last night at the game fell 30 feet down. he was seriously hurt. christien kafton is live with more. what do you know? >> reporter: well, we know there are a lot of questions about what happened. sometime right around kickoff at last night's game, a man either fell or jumped from the third-level concourse. you can see just how high the fall would be. the man either fell or -- about 30, 50 feet. he fell last night during the
was turned over to the fbi by u.s. military officials and afghanistan. aaron says it appears the injury occurred during the suspect as by u.s. special forces in kaiul where he was staying with family members. >> president barack obamas will except unlimited sums of corporate money to pay for his inauguration. a spokeswoman for the presidential inaugural committee said it would set- up companies and individuals to underwrite the cost of a weekend festivities surrounding his second inauguration next month. but from lobbyists, political activist committees or foreign donors will not expected. a bomb had banned corporate donors from for his 2009 inauguration for the 2012 democratic national commission in charlotte are taught last september. >> the average u.s. price of gas--gallon of gasoline has dropped nearly 10¢ over the past three weeks. california is the house and 60¢ for regular gallon of gas. the state average. in san francisco the average is $3.70 that is down a penny from yesterday. in oakland the average is $3.58. in san jose $3.57. >> we will have more coming up a live look at
. terry mcsweeney has more. >> reporter: this guy delivered mail for the u.s. postal service in san mateo county, a lot of mail never got to the mailboxes where they were suppose go the person accused is 38-year-old row people -- romeo natan of san bruno. prosecutors say he's a first class felon, stole 3,000 pieces of mail information from that mail for credit cards, got 'em then went shopping. >> you and i as victims may not know there was a credit card envelope taken out of my mail and somebody fill it out and put my name on it and got a credit card >> it is sad because they are trusted to handle those things. it is bad enough people are stealing packages off porches, now you have to worry about the postal service, disheartening. allegedly gave credit cards to at least three of his friends. he appears in video at a target store using stolen credit cards, natan has pleaded not guilty he's being held on $150,000 bail. he will be in court today. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> the san francisco woman charged with killing a pedestrian during a hit-and-run at twin peaks will be back in court
the u.s. thinks they are using launches like that to test missiles that could be used to hit the u.s. mainland but north korea said they are only using it to put a satellite into orbit. >>> he is undergoing tests and officials have not said why he is not seeking treatment consistent with his age. he spend years in prison for fighting apart tied. he became the first black president and has since retired from public life. >>> a former head of the international on carry fun. he accused dominic to us conn and today lawmakers will update a judge on the damage of hurricane sunday. the rebuilding costs are anywhere from 10 million to 20 million in various cities a long new jersey and new york and a lot of those towns are talking about whether to rebuild with wood or more durable materials. some of the locals say it is not a boardwalk without the woot but others say the wood is not strong enough. they are relieved to hear more than 500 workers walked off the job last month. they are providing a new four- year contract and it includes a cost of living pay raise for 2013 and 2014 and a $3,500
" on prices might still be recovering but the price of rentals has skyrocketed and many u.s. cities especially oakland and san francisco. san francisco that the no. 10 spot well open comes in at no. 2. according to the cnn report opens all rents surged partly fuelled by renters priced out of san francisco which is still booming with tech talent. the year over a rise the year over year rise in oakland was 11.6% in sampras's go it is a 5.8%. the number one spot goes to houston at 16.8%. we will be right back. óó >> we're watching the weather across the country because a lot of people are traveling this week. all of the weather we saw this past week has pushed east and now it is in new york. also parts of new england are being hammered by snow. this is a storm that has been given a name called winter storm euclid. it has dropped a foot of snow in some areas. it is causing a lot of travel problems including delays at laguardia. it is a video out of columbus ohio this morning we can see a difficult place for drivers to get to work this morning. many roads are slick covered with snow and ice. all
tree. >> it was foul line schuster of colorado's principles which as the crowd cheered, and the u.s. air force band played on christmas tree another holiday classics. the tree is an infamous prison comes from colorado's white river national forest and has been outfitted with 10,000 lights and ornaments. it will be lit each night until the day after christmas. >> will take a break and be back with more on the kron 4 morning news here is a look at the adjacent freeway. we have wet roadways may be somewhat of being kicked up by some of the cars. we have more rain for your morning commute will update you on your weather and traffic in just a minute. we are back at the time is 4:30. a live look from our roof cam looking towards san francisco downtown. too much cloud cover and rain. it is starting to come down now. we will continue our weather watch this morning especially in the north bay where they are cleaning up from sunday's rain. kron fours jackie sissel is live in marin county. >> jackie work in i on river levels. >> i am at the creek and see the rain coming down not real hard to j
. hurricane sandy is the second costliest disaster in u.s. history. >>> they had the first hack-a-thon. they worked on ideas yesterday afternoon. the goal was to create fun and practical apps using public information available through county records. >> we have seen interesting ideas around restaurant inspections. and we have seen ideas around places like parks. parks and rec information was interesting to people. >>> the grand prize winners made an app called book it and they took home a $3,000 prize. >>> there appears to and growing backlash against the new logo for the university of california system. more than 25,000 people have signed an on line petition at to review the new design which made its debut friday. some say it is undignified. the new design is not replacing the traditional logo and will be used in traditional to the university seal. >>> they won an emotional victory over western oregon as a player who almost died from cardiac arrest watched from the bench. doctors say danny berger was clinically dead for several seconds when he collapsed during an uta
third-party text apps running by users. >> the average u.s. price of a gallon of gasoline has dropped nearly 10¢ over the past three weeks. here and look at your bay area gas prices. according to triple a the state average right now in california is $3.60 for a regular death of dowling. in severance is 03 $70 cents. that is down a penny from yesterday's prices. in oakland $3.58 for regular gas of a gallon--for a regular a gallon of gas. and san jose $3.67 a gallon. >> today is expected to be a record breaker for fed ex despite an economy that continues to struggle. a spokesperson with the fed ex says the new--that they are expecting a 10 percent increase over last year between thanksgiving and christmas. today 19 million packages along will go through the international network and the company points to e-commerce as the reason for the increase. the business day for ups is projected to be december 22nd. the company also reportedly credit because mars as the reason for an unexpected 6% increase in businesses. >> and look over the bay bridge toll plaza after a gorgeous weekend the sunny
just extended the launch period for a controversial rocket launch. now, the u.s. believes north korea uses launches like this to test technology for missiles that could be used to hit the u.s. but north korea insists the launches are only aimed at putting a satellite into satellite -- a satellite into orbit. >>> well, nelson mandela is in the hospital. he's getting care that's kint with -- that's consistent with his age, it's reported. he became south africa's first black president in 1994. he's now retired from public life. >>> coming up on 7:1. a sexual assault -- 7:18. a sexual lawsuit against the monetary fund could be settled in court. the lawsuit is against strauss- kahn by a housekeeper last year. today, the lawyers on both sides will update the judge on the status of the negotiations. >>> secret files on los angeles area priests accused of child sex abuse could soon become public. thousands of pages of top- secret church documents were kept for decades by the roman catholic archdiocese of los angeles. today, a judge will hear final objections from accused priests. they've been
detailed explanation yet about the attack that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. congress will be briefed on that report on wednesday. meanwhile, secretary of state clinton continues to recover at her home after she passed out at her home while recovering from the flu. she suffered a concussion. she was expected to testify on thursday but that was canceled. the buzz is growing over who will replace hillary clinton. we're hearing that president obama may nominate john kerry. that's after susan rice withdrew her name from consideration. it's expected that kerry's nomination would be easily approved by his fellow senators. if nominated, kerry, who is 69 and once ran for president, would replace hillary clinton who plans to step down early next year. >>> we've been saying it all morning. you need an umbrella. the rain keeps calling in parts of the bay area. look out the window live. >>> the duchess of cambridge makes her first appearance after being treated for morning sickness. [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? yea we'll split i
request by apple to ban u.s. sales of sam's are smart phone models. >> the ruling comes after a apple award more than a billion dollars in damages after a jury found sam's song at copy critical features of the iphone at ipad. >> earlier this year, and out for your call the jury 105 billion award a slap on the wrist. >> in turn, some argue that apple will try to tie them up in courts from the war rather than competing with it head on. >> san jose andzipcar announce a new deal that will allow 15 newzipcars to be part for free at city of lots downtown. >> to otherzipcars are already part in a nearby private lots. >> the pilot program, meant to encourage low-cost ride sharing in downtown san jose, was approved by the san jose city council reuter this year will offer a party for to 40 of the cars to bring real vehicles for up to 18 months. >> aaa expects a slight increase in the end of the year holiday travel. nearly 12 million californians are expected to erode our christmas and new year. that is up to% over last year. >> 10 million of those travelers will be on the road. >> near a millio
. >>> congress is considering whether to provide more aid to the victims of hurricane sandy. a u.s. senate passed a $60 billion relief package yesterday. however, republicans argued the bill included too much money for unrelated aid projects. sandy struck the caribbean and the u.s. eastern seaboard back in late october. the storm killed more than 250 people in seven different counties. the relief bill now goes to the house. it is unclear if the gop in the house will vote on the measure or push for an alternative with less funding. >>> 2012 has been a busy year for the red cross. the agency says it has responded to 113 large scale disasters in the united states. volunteers opened 900 shelters and helped more than 100,000 people who had been forced out of their homes. the agency says superstorm sandy was the most challenging. the aftermath of that storm prompted the biggest response from the red cross in five years. >>> you've heard of the so-called fiscal cliff, but how about the dairy cliff? milk prices could double next year because a national farm bill expires on january 1st. if lawmakers do no
family for the holidays. pakistani intelligence officials say a u-s drone strike killed a senior al- qaida leader. they say the al qaida commander died when missiles hit a house near the afghan border. his wife was killed, his daughter was wounded in the attack. officials say the al qaida leader became second in command in june after another senior leader was strike. >> egypt's liberal opposition group is calling for more protests today. this comes after president mohamed morsy rescinded a decree that gave him near absolute power. however, morsy is going a constitution adopted by his islamist allies. so now, the 'national salvation front' is calling for a demonstration against that referendum. venezuelan >> president hugo chavez will return to cuba today after announcing that his cancer has returned. chavez says he'll undergo more surgery. the 58-year-old president said tests show the return of malignant cells in the pelvic area where tumors were first removed. chavez won re-election in october. he said for the first time yesterday that if his health were to worsen, his successor w
man and likely back to the u.s. a judge ordered guatemalan authorities to release him. he was detained last week after he sneaked into the country from belize where he's wanted for questioning a murder. mcafee's attorney says he will return to the states immediately. >>> this morning firefighters in contra costa county beginning the process of shutting down four fire stations. the board voted last night to close stations in lafayette, martinez, clayton and walnut creek. will save the county three million dollars per year. supervisors say they were forced to close the stations after voters turned didn't a parcel tax that would have kept them open. >>> google co-founder larry page and his wife lucy want to make sure every child in the bay area who needs a flu shot can get one for free. the family foundation is funding a month long program offering kids 4 to 18 the vaccine at no cost. the shot is available now at most target many younger children will require a booster shot, those are also free. all you have to do is show up, fill out some paperwork and the kids get their shot the program
: chinese firms flush with cash have invested $16.4 billion in the u.s. in the past decade. $1.3billion in california companies. $560million in just the past year. the chinese are boosting the golden states housing recovery. they bought one out it have every ten homes sold in the past year. >> compare to high end housing like in beijing, this is not that expensive. >> reporter: a student at the university of southern california. his parents bought him this yearly $1 million condo. they thought renting a dorm room was a waste of money. >> my parents decide to buy me a house as a investment outside china. >> reporter: jim jacobson has sold 22% of the residents to affluent chinese. >> they don't have a place to put their money. they look at their own economy as a place where it's not very stable. the housing market is not very stable either. >> reporter: so this housing complex is being built for chinese buyers. separate wok cooking rooms. no unlucky fours in the addresses. back in napa scott says chinese wealth is an opportunity, not a threat for american business. >> america's known for
of the u.s. after the connecticut school shooting. walmart says it sold out of semi-automatic rifles in five states budding -- including pennsylvania, kansas and alabama. experts say some people fear it will be harder to buy guns if tougher gun control laws are passed. >>> first lady michelle obama wrote a letter to the residents of newtown, connecticut, titled holding you in our hearts. "as a mother of two young daughters, my heart aches for you and your families. like so many americans, i wish there were -- there was something, anything i could do or say to ease your anguish ." the gun violence tack force led by the vice president is already hard at work. janet napolitano and eric holder joined law enforcement leaders from across the country yesterday in washington, d.c. their goal is to create solid policy proposals for the president's push to change gun laws after the newtown, connecticut mass care. >>> the federal government wants to -- massacre. >>> the federal government wants to close down the harborside health center. it earns more than $20 million a year by selling medical
at john kerry for a possible secretary of state. or he may go with susan rice the u.s. ambassador to the united nations. president obama meets with two very different groups. both have concerns about the fiscal cliff conference. and remember he meets with them top ceo's. coming up the one issue where president obama is refusing to budge in those fiscal cliff negotiations. >>> right now 5:07. we want to check back in with tara who is in for sal. definitely wet roads out there. >> reporter: we do have an accident to report. this is a big rig verses a small pickup truck and an ambulance is on the way. we understand there are injuries involved. here it is right here. 880 northbound near the grand avenue exit. we had somebody needs an ambulance basically. we are keeping an eye on it. all right. up next we will take a live look at 280 in san jose. you can see traffic is actually flowing nicely in both directions. and it's 5:08 let's check in with steve. >> thank you tara. >>> our system is finally moving. this is the last one. it cannot hold a candle to the three that came in before. i
debate for many years he's very aggressive. u.s. department says too aggressive they filed a lawsuit against him for racial profiling. arpaio loves the camera, he loves the controversy. so far this visit he wants to know where everybody is? >> i'm a little disappointed from new hampshire to california, every time i travel, give a speech i have demonstrators, i don't see any here. >> reporter: san francisco district attorney gascon knows arpaio from days together in arizona he was a police chief in mesa, he contributed to arpaio's opponent in the election last month, but arpaio won again, he's been sheriff there for 20 years he's instituted pink underwear for men, pink baloney and brought back chain gangs. he wants to be known as the toughest sheriff in america. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >> 6:05. argument over missing clothes in an east bay laundry room ended with a homicide many antioch police say three men of antioch all in their 20s controned neighbors in the delta pines complex on sycamore drive. a fight broke out and 32-year-old juan jose hernandez was shot to death. police say
announced it has successfully launched a long range rocket. u.s. officials condemned the launch calls it a highly provocative act. >>> in syria the main opposition group is being recognized by the obama administration as the sole legitimate representative of the syrian people. the state department said al nuzra is a front for al-qaida. >>> there's fighting in the streets of belfast again tonight. the battles have been going on for a week. age old rivalries between protestant and catholics. >>> the votes are in and the results mean facebook users will no longer have a say in policy changes on the site. more than 670,000 users voted this week. but the menlo park company said 1/3 of its users would have had to vote about 300 million people would have had to vote for it to count. >> sunny vale based yahoo unveiled their redesign today along with new apps for smart phones and tablets. analysts say yahoo remains the number one e-mail service in the u.s. but g-mail is closing in. >>> tis' the season for face painting and kids having a lot of fun. even a seal in a santa outfit. we're going to
-washer over the weekend. more about weather and traffic coming up. >>> u.s. senator free on bond in morning after being arrested on drunk driving charges near washington, d.c.. police in virginia say they stopped idaho republican michael crapo after he ran a red light. he failed a field sobriety test and booked into jail released on $1,000 bond he will be back in court january 4th. >>> mitt romney's son said his dad never wanted the top job. tag g romney said his dad was reluctantly convinced to run. he said he wanted to be president less than anyone i've met in my life. he no desire to run. tag g romney said he and his mother -- helped convinced them to run he says his father loves the country but dislikes the attention. >>> senator bickering over who is to blame for bringing the country to the edge of the year end fiscal cliff are calling on congress to get back to work thursday as soon as third christmas break is over. president obama will return from hawaii as well. gop leaders are predicting évu e new year will come out an >> reporter: some republicans lawmakers say president obama wa
, in north korea the government announced it has successfully launched a long range rocket. u.s. officials condemned the launch calls it a highly provocative act. >>> in syria the main opposition group is being recognized by the obama administration as the sole legitimate representative of the syrian people. the state department said al nuzra is a front for al-qaida. >>> there's fighting in the streets of belfast again tonight. the battles have been going on for a week. age old rivalries between protestant and catholics. >>> the votes are in and the results mean facebook users will no longer have a say in policy changes on the site. more than 670,000 users voted this week. but the menlo park company said 1/3 of its users would have had to vote about 300 million people would have had to vote for it to count. >> sunny vale based yahoo unveiled their redesign today along with new apps for smart phones and tablets. analysts say yahoo remains the number one e-mail service in the u.s. but g-mail is closing in. >>> tis' the season for face painting and kids having a lot of fun. even a seal in a s
. cñ >> in u.s. veteran is cleared business. in his late 20s to early 30s. length wavy hair. journalist. a u.s. marine veteran is free from a mexican prison in time for christmas. in august john hammer tried to cross the border with an antique gun. he was hoping to go hunting in costa rica. >> it is an after to r prepares, creek for the christmas holiday. >> hammer declared the weapon on his customs form. mexican officials put him behind bars. they said the barrel was one inch too short. and that turned it from a hunting weapon to a sawed off shotgun. his family is calling hammer's release a christmas >> "we all prayed for with them." >> hammer served tours with the marines in iraq and afghanistan. mexican authorities released him because they said hammer had no intent to commit a crime. he's now headed home to celebrate with his parents >> some lucky people in spain are celebrating winning spain's cherished christmas lottery. the lottery is the world's out 3-point-3 billion dollars in tax-free monetary prizes. that's in u-s dollars. unlike lotteries that generate a few b
's a closely watched decision. what the u.s. supreme court did or, rather, didn't do on the prop 8 case. >>> and good evening, i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. we're tracking the storm for your weekend, while this one is starting to push out, we will let you know when some of that strongest wind and rain will arrive for your weekend. meanwhile, we'll leave you with top wind gusts, mill valley 63 miles per hour today. >>> a man hunt is still on after someone broke into a multimillion-dollar home, ransacked the place and killed a man. it happened early this morning in an affluent neighborhood. police say the suspect or suspects tied up the man's wife before leaving. she dialed 911 and is in the hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. investigators aren't saying how the husband was killed and they don't know why this home was targeted. >> whether their intention was to go in there and do harm to the vekts or simply to rob them, the fact is these are very dangerous individuals or very dangerous individual, and they need to be brought to justice. >
sides. >>> the u.s. state department confirmed today it is looking into reports that syrian president may be seeking asylum in another country. reportedly president is look to latin america for asylum for his family and members of his inner circle. the priority right now is ending the 21-month-long violence in syria but if the aye asylum reports are true it's another sign that regime is crumbling. >>> we are just getting word now that the cal bears football team has a new head coach. according to espn, cal is hierg sunny dikes from louisiana tech. the louisiana tech bulldogs went 9 and 3 this season and led the nation in scoring. dikes is 43 years old and is the son of long-time coach spike dikes. he also worked as an offensive cord nay tore at the university of arizona. dikes replaces jeff ted ford who was let go at the end of the bears dismal season where they only won three games. >> the set up is underway for what's expected to be a packed town hall meeting here in oakland the topic tonight crime and violence. >>> back here in just a few minutes there are still a few sprinkles out
while barring sales of some two- dozen, older samsung products from sale in the u.s. >> expect to see some changes to instagram and twitter. previously, when instagram users tweeted about their instragram photos... the image would appear inline with the tweet. now, those inline images are cropped and improperly formatted in mobile apps. according to instagram, going forward the images will cease to exist at all in any twitter product. according to instagram founder... the photo app giant wants to establish itself as an entity that exists outside it's smartphone apps. >> the video game "call of duty black ops two" has crossed the one-billion dollar mark in sales. that's according to game maker acti-vision. the game hit the milestone just 15 days after its launch back on november 13th. last year's "call of dutt modern warfare three" hit the billion dollar mark just 16 days its release. after a long period of closed testing... microsoft is releasing its social network called "socl" it's a search-meets- social networking website that looks more like pinterest than facebook. it was only av
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